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Calling all young writers! Enter Seattle's Child's kids' poetry contest!

In honor of National Poetry Month, Seattle’s Child is holding a poetry contest for kids!

Seattle-area kids in grades K to 8 are encouraged to enter. We will have a team of expert judges pick out the winners, fun prizes, and we’ll publish as many submissions as possible on our website.

To enter your child’s poem, email with the poem and the following information: your child’s first name and last initial, your child’s grade, hometown, photo and any illustrations or background notes that go with your child’s poem.

Deadline for entries is April 30th.

To get your kids’ creativity channeled in a poetic direction, check out these online resources from educators:

Seattle Arts and Lectures Writers In the Schools program offers a bank of creative writing lessons and videos on its website.

From the Academy of American Poets: 30 ways to celebrate national poetry month in the online classroom.


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